Currently in its 20th year running, the Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping stone for the recent champions of our sport.
Former International GromSearch competitors who are currently competing on the WSL Championship Tour include 2x World Champion Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Filipe Toledo, Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright, Malia Manuel, Laura Enever and Alana Blanchard... and that’s just to name a few!
The GromSearch series gives kids 16-and-under the opportunity to compete against the best surfers in the same age bracket from their country – and eventually, the world.
A global surf series, the winners of each regional National Final will be invited to compete in the GromSearch International Final, held in a different country each year.
This format not only provides these groms an insight into a life of competitive surfing, but also gives them the invaluable experience of surfing and competing in different waves around the world.
The 2019 GromSearch International Final will be held in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Tickets:
The GromSearch Series is open to the public, and does not require payment upon entry to event sites.